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Carolina Band Drumline

The Carolina Band Drumline is an elite and integral musical component of the Carolina Band that exemplifies the musicianship, spirit, and intensity of the Carolina Band. The Carolina Band Drumline includes USC students of all backgrounds and majors who desire to perform at the absolute highest level. The Carolina Band Drumline rehearses daily throughout the fall season in both sectional and full band settings, and performs both with the Carolina Band and as a solo entity. Members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.

2017 Carolina Drumline Auditions

Drumline auditions are held on April 8, 2017.
Audition materials are here.
Register for an audition here.

Frequently Asked Questions


2016-2017 Carolina Drumline

Snares                        
Aaron Buck – Junior, Music Education, Columbia, SC
Jeremy Clark – Sophomore, Music Education, Greer, SC
Erik Connerty – Junior, Computer Science, North Charleston, SC
Jonathan Gilstrap - Junior, Music Education, Lyman, SC
Luke Meche – Freshman, Music Education, Fort Mill, SC
William Newton – Freshman, Music Education, Havelock, NC
Noah O’Cain – Freshman, Music Education, Lexington, SC
Jacob Patrick – Freshman, Music Education, Summerville, SC
Samuel  Roomian – Freshman, Music, McLean, VA
Jesse Tortorella – Junior, Political Science, Summerville, SC
    
Tenors    
Jackson Brown – Senior, Political Science, Raleigh, NC
Chase Cunningham – Freshman, Music Education, Spartanburg, SC
Blake Finn – Sophomore, Computer Science, Boiling Springs, SC
Luke Imholz – Senior, Computer Engineering, Mount Pleasant, SC
Jonathan Perry – Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Catawba, SC
Joshua Tate – Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Travelers Rest, SC

Basses                    
Cameron Bradt – Freshman, Sport and Entertainment Management, Roswell, GA
Savanna Donahue – Junior, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Moore, SC
Kenneth Phelps – Junior, Psychology, Lexington, SC
Allison Rogers – Freshman, Undecided, Chapin, SC
Paul Szabo – Senior, Business Management, Richmond, VA
Jacob Valdez – Freshman, Advertising, Fort Mill, SC
    
Cymbals
Jacob Bembenek – Freshman, Business Management, Moore, SC
Jacob Ellsworth – Junior, Civil Engineering, Irmo, SC
Eric Formica – Junior, Computer Science, Charlotte, NC
Peter McMahon – Sophomore, Sport and Entertainment Management, Duncansville, PA
Hannah Motsinger – Sophomore, Business, Winston Salem, NC
Austin Purgason – Junior, Civil Engineering, Enoree, SC
Erin Roberts – Senior, Hospitality Management, North Augusta, SC
Adam Schweinert - Freshman, Mechanical Engineering, Florence, SC
Kevon Smith – Sophomore, Computer Science, Woodruff, SC
Cade Strickland – Freshman, Chemistry, Chapin, SC


Questions about the Drumline? Call the USC Band Office, (803) 777-4278 or email Brett Landry